[Tagging] Add some tag to identify disputed borders
pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 11:44:21 UTC 2018
On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:07 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
How about marking the disputed area (dashed lines) as a new level, say
> boundary=administrative + admin_level=15?
Please, not this. From the first two sentences of the first paragraph of
The admin_level key describes the administrative level of an object within
a government hierarchy. A lower level means higher in the hierarchy.
Your suggestion breaks this, which is reason enough not to do it. It means
editors and renderers, which complicates the code a little. It also means
humans, who are notoriously bad at getting things wrong.
In programming, this sort of trick is considered a very bad thing. In the
past it was quite common,
but these days programmers try to avoid putting special-case values into an
or quantitative field (some programmers might accept negative numbers as
having special meaning,
but many would not).
It would also require more effort to reverse if a dispute is resolved.
Having something like
admin_level=2 + disputed=yes can be reversed easily, but admin_level=15
effort (not much, but some) in order to figure out what the admin_level
should change to.
Even admin_level=-2 meaning that when resolved it changes to admin_level=2
better than this.
To complicate matters further, has anyone considered what to do with
Pheasant Island <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pheasant_Island>? It's not
disputed, but it belongs to France for 6 months of the year and to
Spain for the other six months of the year. There are other condominia
is joint but continuous rather than time-shared.
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